Bob Burks Scholarship Application

Robert Burks served as Principal Oboe for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera for 38 seasons. He served as a CSOYO Coach for many seasons and taught many young oboe players in the Chattanooga area. Following his untimely death in 2019, his wife, Teresa, along with other funders, created the Bob Burks Memorial Scholarship to recognize and support outstanding oboe players in the CSOYO. One recipient is chosen each season to receive a full tuition scholarship. This scholarship is open to all oboe players selected for membership in the CSOYO during the current season.

To apply, please complete the form below and submit the Application Essay and a Recommendation Letter from your private teacher or school director by July 31, 2020.

APPLICATION ESSAYS: Please submit a 1-page essay (no more than 300 words) on why you believe you should be awarded this scholarship. You can attach this essay to the form below at the end, or submit it to the CSOYO Manager via email at csoyo@chattanoogasymphony.org or by mail at 701 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

RECOMMENDATION LETTERS should be submitted separately by your teacher or director, via email or mail, to the CSOYO Manager. Applicants are responsible for requesting recommendations.

This scholarship is open to all oboe players selected for membership in the CSOYO during the current season. To apply, please complete the information below and submit, with the Application Essay and a Recommendation Letter.

Applicant Name:*
Current CSOYO Orchestra*
Date of Birth*
Current Grade in School:*
Name of School:*
CSOYO Orchestra Last Season*
Name of Private Teacher or School Director*
Teacher/Director Email*
Teacher/Director Phone*
Parent or Guardian Name*
Essay

Please attach a 1-page (300 word max) essay on why you believe you should be awarded this scholarship. Essays may also be sent via email to the CSOYO Manager at csoyo@chattanoogasymphony.org. Applications will not be considered without an essay submission and a teacher/director recommendation. Recommendations should be sent separately from the teacher/director to the CSOYO Manager. Applicant is responsible for requesting the recommendation.

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